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Feb 4, 2011 4:30am EST
karen travers, abc news. >> what are you taking? >> i am going for the packers. >>> that's what's making news in america this mornin captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> straight ahead, violence in egypt shows no sign of slowing up. the u.s. is stepping up signs for change. thank you for joining us. starling. >> and i'm greta kreuz. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >>> happy friday. temperatures are cold again. we do not have the wind to do what. yesterday we had wind chill factors in the single digits. this morning, just cold temperatures. 30 degrees downtown. 27 degrees in quantico. cold start today. high temperatures around 40 degrees. fair amount of sunshine. we will see some high, thin clouds today. that could lead to some light precipitation that could change to a cold rain for the first half of tomorrow. partly cloudy and highs in the mid 40's. up to the '50s by monday. temperatures will drop into the low 30's next week. >>> we have good news on traffic. no major problems. there was a tractor-trailer accident in an apples,
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 5:00pm EST
will do on monday. suzanne kennedy, abc 7 news. >>> was it a 911 glitch or an operator mistake that cost someone not to get help during a january snowstorm -- caused some people not to get help during a january snowstorm? the washington, d.c. 911 operator said there was no such location in the operating system. this is a story you only see on abc 7. >> it happened here just before 16th street. a 41-year-old, father of two, was on his way to work to shovel snow when he was killed after a tree fell on his truck. hundreds of cars were stuck in a massive traffic jam that crippled the region. this woman was trying to get home when a tree fell on her car and the car next to her. she called 911 for help. >> military road near east drive. there is one person stuck in a pickup truck and we fear him dead. >> she tried to explain where she was. it is between 16 and beach. >> one of the victims was pulled before -- pulled from the truck. >> i need a location. >> we have a woman outside of the car speeding up blood. >> we were told the operator did a good job and crews were dispatched immediatel
SFGTV2
Feb 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
? >> our second place winner is the team from abc 7. >> abc 7 come and get it! couple of words? >> thank you so much. if you watch abc 7 at 3:00 p.m. um see this trophy on tv. >> ok, excellent. all right. and to announce the first place winner, mr. wes tyler of union square. wes? big mystery. who's the winner. >> by the process of elimination, it's koit! >> koit. mr. scotty bastopol for the third year in a row. love this city. thank you. >> runners up. the 47th not -- annual cable car bell ringing competition, no particular order, mr. trini whitaker. sullivan philips. ken lunardi. and joseph hsu. come up and get your trophies. thank the judges. [laughter] now it's time for what you've been waiting for, third place, ladies and gentlemen, mr. howard woo. howard woo. again, they're not booing you. all right. mr. ken mcdonald. chief of muni operations officer, please come forward to help me present the second place trophy. second place, ladies and gentlemen. mr. frank ware. and before we announce the winner i'm going to drag this out even longer. i'm going to take a moment to thank the kind
ABC
Feb 15, 2011 5:00pm EST
, sam ford come abc 7 news. >>> temperatures moved back down today, but things will be changing once again. the chief meteorologist doug hill has the first look at the forecast. >> we are kind of getting a taste of a march weather pattern in february. here is a live look on one of our hd whether cameras. it is running about 20-22 degrees cooler than yesterday. 43 in frederick. 46 in annapolis. 45 in downtown. the storm's coming our way. in cooler temperatures on the way. a cold night to get there. mid 20's by the morning about 30 degrees and that all be the mechanism to get us into the 50's tomorrow and we will keep climbing from there. how warm again later in the week? we check that out in our seven- day forecast in a given its. >>> and network news correspondent is recovering after a brutal attack in egypt. he was beaten -- she was beaten and sexually assaulted after reporting on a hostile mubarak decision tobarak's step down. they were surrounded by a mob of 200 people and she was rescued by a group of women and soldiers. she is now recovering at a hospital in the u.s. 140 journal
ABC
Feb 10, 2011 12:00pm EST
the cold. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. >>> we are following breaking news in cairo. after 17 days of protests, and demonstrators may have finally broken the government's resolve. president mubarak may finally be stepping down. ive inne lyders is la the newsroom with the very latest. >> we are hearing reports that egyptian president hosni mubarak will step down tonight. he will cede control to the military. this news is spreading. the scene and tahrir -- in tahrir square, liberation square, is getting bigger and louder. thousands are gathered. the euphoria is growing. after 17 days of protests, they are learning that, today, the military supreme council has announced its support for the demands of the people. what is interesting is president mubarak was not present when this was delivered. that has some colonists a military coup -- calling this a military coup. the details are not clear at this point. egyptian state television is reporting that egyptian president hosni mubarak will make a televised address tonight
ABC
Feb 26, 2011 11:00pm EST
that is costing millions of dollars. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >>> abc 7 news has learned at 911 workers will be furloughed in the coming weeks because of budget cuts. some say that will impact safety. john gonzalez explains both sides. >> tonight on the fun we spoke with the deputy mayor for public safety and he said residents will never be in danger of a furlough day, but he says the first round of furloughs this week was not perfect. he promised it will get better, but tonight some disagree. it was not hard tonight to find people in the district who had serious emergencies in the past and had to call 911. >> it came very quickly. >> between this past tuesday and yesterday, more than 40911 calls in the city went unanswered. -- more than 400 911 calls in the city went unanswered. to close the massive budget gap, d.c. government employees have been asked to take mandatory for lows. the police department and fire department are exempt, but those manning 911 are not. they have to stay home for days during the fiscal cycle. >> it is not just about money, it is about making and savin
ABC
Feb 11, 2011 4:30am PST
the way things were. emily schmidt, abc news washington. >> the mysterious and disturbing story involving a missing couple from palm springs. their car has been found in the bay area but there's been no sign of the couple. people are investigating the possibility of foul play. terry mcsweeney is live along the san mateo county coastline near devil's slide where the car was found. terry? >> yeah, in fact san francisco police are reportedly calling this a homicide investigation, but exactly how all the pieces fit together, that remains to be seen. take a look at some pictures from last night out here. highway 1 near devil's slide. search and rescue looking everywhere for the missing couple whose car was found parked off highway 1 near devil's slide yesterday afternoon. highway 1 was closed down for hours, opened 9:30 last night. it was closed so crews could rappel down the cliff in search of the missing couple. here's a picture of that couple we want to show you right now. they are from palm desert. billy and colleen waterman reported missing four days ago from riverside county. t
ABC
Feb 4, 2011 12:00pm EST
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >> police are hunting for armed robbers who held up a business in northwest d.c. investigators are on the scene at the 3100 block of mount pleasant st.. witnesses tell abc 7 that two suspects with guns locked two of the clerks and a customer in the back room and raided the drawers for cash. at least one suspect was dressed as a police officer. we have a crew on the scene and we will continue to follow this breaking news on a friday afternoon. now, though, we turn to our other top story of the day. hundreds of thousands chanting in the streets. another day of protests in cairo. protesters are not giving up their calls for the president to leave. now the u.s. government is weighing in. scott thuman has been watching all of this and his life in our newsroom with the latest. >> there were real fears that this being a day of departure, there could be widespread violence. instead, we see mostly peaceful crowds and future ones, the biggest since a quarter million showed up on tuesday, many hopeful that president muba
ABC
Feb 22, 2011 12:00pm EST
>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 12:00, on your side. >>> thank you for joining us today. i am alison starling. we begin on stormwatch. parts of the region woke up with several inches of snow. a layer of sleet and ice turned the roads dangerous this morning. begin with meteorologist adam caskey. we had lots of schools delayed and closed. >> totals have been on the lower end of the spectrum. let's look at some of the numbers that we got here. these are from the national weather service. walker's bill, 5 inches. bwi airport 3.2 inches. -- walkersville, 5 inches. -- stephenson, 1.3". temperatures will plummet into the teens by early tomorrow morning. >> that sounds intense, adam. our snow coverage continues with coverage across the area. pamela brown is live in montgomery county where slick roads created problems overnight. let's go first to brianne carter. >> here in frederick, it was one of the hardest-hit areas in the region. the some roads were snowy -- the roads were snowy and slick. residents say they have had enough of the snow. >> i want to go sunbathing. then this stuf
ABC
Feb 19, 2011 6:00pm EST
widespread power outages and blowing over the national christmas tree. abc 7 news at 6:00 p.m. starts right now. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news, on your side. >>> good evening. we begin with the dangerous winds that are causing problems throughout the area. parts of interstate 95 was part -- was temporarily shut down. prince george's county put out an alert for all firefighters to contest their supervisors because of the number of fires they are fighting. the winds are causing a number of fires. many people throughout the area lost electricity today. we have coverage to out the region. we begin with the meteorologist. >> the wide 18 is set to expire at 9:00 p.m. sustained winds at dulles international airport. the bigger story is the wind gusts. they are well into the 30's miles per hour. here is the high wind warning. the area shaded in our rent includes the district of montgomery, arlington, and prince george's county until 9:00 p.m. our headlines from the belfort furniture weather center shows winds that will settle down after midnight. are you ready for temperatures in the 60's a
ABC
Feb 27, 2011 6:30pm EST
is a special day here at abc 2 and we're celebrating because it's good news when bad guys go out of business and we've been working for you for the last two years to make that happen with our weekly scam alert segments. rye now we're going to take a look back at a year's worth of warnings as we get ready to celebrate our second scamma versusary. >> it is the first time we've ever seen them be that brazen. >> this thing is a gigantic scam. >> reporter: their tactics elicit emotional reactions but that won't stop scams. they've stooped to new lows from offering up fake babies for adoption to posing as the center of the catholic church here in maryland scam artists will play the role of god and even the government if it means getting a shot at your money. they called local seniors claiming they never paid their property tax. >> demanding payment over the phone. >> reporter:. >> oftentimes these things are crimes of convenience. >> reporter: but we're trying to make it harder for scammers to pull a fast one. exposing their dirty tricks to keep you safe. >> this is awful behavior. this i
ABC
Feb 17, 2011 3:05am EST
of an abc news investigation that began yesterday. hundreds of american children kidnapped by their very own mothers and then whisked away to japan. >> our abby boudreau traveled to japan to see how some of these children are doing and why the state department will not do a thing to bring them home. >> reporter: we traveled to japan, looking first for a mother on the fbi's most wanted list for parental kidnapping. we approach a woman we believe is her sister. did you know she's on the fbi's most wanted list? no comment. she quickly rushed inside. next, a navy commander's daughter taken at 9 months old. she's now nearly 9. her mother is no longer alive, but we found her with her japanese grandmother, who's raising her. would you allow her to see her? >> no. >> reporter: all the fathers we talk to say the american government has failed them. >> i get e-mails from my daughter saying she's hungry, she needs money and i get no help from the state department. >> reporter: scott sawyer hasn't seen his son wayne in two years. he got an e-mail from his ex-wife one day after his son's kidnapp
ABC
Feb 4, 2011 2:35am EST
holding onto each other. lama hasan, abc news, cairo. >>> and our coverage of the crisis in egypt continues later in this half hour with an in-depth look at christiane amanpour's exclusive interview with hosni mubarak. stay with abc news and abcnews.com throughout the day. >>> disturbing video of a teenager being arrested has plenty of people in houston upset this morning. it was recorded last march as officers kicked, punched and stomped on then 15-year-old chad holley. police say he was among four teens accused of burglary. a houston community activists released the tape despite court orders to keep it under wraps until the officers go to trial. four officers were fired and are facing various charges. >>> you probably remember that brazen casino heist that took place in las vegas late last year. videotape captured that suspect running out if a motorcycle helmet and now a suspect is in custody. kntv reports. >> reporter: surveillance tape that made national headlines and police say it was 29-year-old anthony who dashed into the bellagio wearing a motorcycle helmet, confronting pa
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 3:05am EST
are still paying more for gas. abc's business editor dan arniel explains rye wrt get ready for pain at the gas pump. gas prices are $3.19 a gallon, the highest since the record year 2008. back then the average peaked at $4.11 a gallon during the summer driving season. how does this happen? before the events in the middle east there was generally a balance of global supply and demand. 86 million barrels of production, 86 million barrels of consumption. if libya's share, about 2% of the world's oil supply, goes away, that balanced picture yet gelts upset. that means places like europe will not have the oil they were counting on for gas, diesel and jet fuel. they start competing for supplies we're relying on. the fears the unrest could spread. the number one and three oil producers are ripe for revolution and any slowdown there could quickly send oil prices into the strat es fear. as prices rise, so does everything else. where does that end? economic slowdown. >> that was abc's dan arnall. >>> jet fuel prices are also going up. most major carriers increased fare this is week and anothe
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 11:00am PST
level. otherwise you will have a really cold rain. eric? >> mike, thank you very much. abc 7's amy hollyfield is in san francisco to continue our coverage. >> eric, it was like we're having a sun storm right now. hard to believe we're talking about possibly having some snow but as we all know the in bay area the weather can change so quickly. check out these pictures from just a few hours ago. it was very rainy on highway 101. cars were hydroplaning there was so much water. officials had to close a southbound on-ramp for a few minutes. but there were no major problems. in the city there were a few issues that kept work crews busy. a 30 foot tree came down around 7:00 around buchanan and pine. nobody was hurt but it hit a phone line on the way down. crews got it out of there pretty quickly. >> winds came through, knocked the tree down. took down phone lines. we got the call and our crews responded immediately. we're prepared for this. we've had meetings what could happen for this weekend with the inclement weather, the winds and the ice in the road. >> in san francisco's oceanview n
ABC
Feb 22, 2011 5:30pm EST
nobs announce now, abc 2 news at 5:30. >>> the budget battle in wisconsin continues to get national attention. how people here are showing their support for the unions there. and building up that savings account. how starting small can save you big money in the long republican. >>> well today in wisconsin teachers returned to work but unions are still fighting to keep their collective bargaining rights. now under the capital rotunda protestors from here and across the nation show no signs of backing down. >> these things affect my family so i'm gonna fight against this bill with every fiber in my being. >> teachers returned to work but 14 democratic senators won't. they are at an undisclosed place in illinois. they have already agreed to some financial concessions, the standoff is keeping the senate from having enough members to vote on the governor's budget. >>> now state employees right here in maryland showed their support for people in wisconsin with a solidarity rally in annapolis. don harris was there today and brings us the very latest. >> what's disgusting? >> union busting.
ABC
Feb 4, 2011 11:00pm EST
>> some areas remained under eight freezing rain advisory? i am bob ryan. abc 7 news starts now. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00, on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> there are two breaking stories tonight. a freight train slammed into a car. the victim spoke exclusively to abc 7. a fire killed a 4-year-old girl. the flames and ignited in southeast. we are live with the latest developments. >> this burned out house here behind me -- you can see all of the flames are extinguished. the investigation is just beginning. they have been scouring the scene for evidence of what happened. they do know that the windows had bars on them. they left the victims trapped. an endless waits at the same, but it was too late for a four- year old girl. >> we saw the flames coming out the front windows in the side windows. >> a neighbor watched the raging flames in horror, trying to comfort the mother as her -- as she screamed for her baby left inside. the d.c. fire battalion chief says there were two adults in the house. the fire somehow
ABC
Feb 17, 2011 5:30pm PST
battle that's just begun. sharn alfonsi, abc news. >>> and from the budget protests gathered across america, we go overseas now to the wave of demonstrations for democracy, they are spreading, most recently to bahrain, the poster-sized nation, and miguel marquez was there along the protesters last night as the police moved in against them all and he tells us about it. >> reporter: down, but not out. the people of this tiny kingdom gathered at the one place they could today, manama's main hospital. we went there, too. a sobering tour. the injured lay everywhere, room after room, floor after floor. >> we were sitting peacefully, sleeping. most of them sleeping at this time. >> reporter: hospital officials told us the government held back dozens of ambulances, not allowing them to collect the injured. >> it's simply inhuman. even hosni mubarak, he did not prevent the ambulances to go to the casualties and remove them. >> reporter: in the morgue today, three of the dead, all apparently killed from a shotgun blast. pearl square last night, about a thousand peaceful protestors were keepin
ABC
Feb 22, 2011 11:00pm EST
. abc 7 news starts now. the souped up suv, the big bill, and the taxpayer outrage. >> i will take full responsibility. explanation.s why the situation is different than the one in egypt. 7 is on your side. a big name offered a spot and a star wars empire inside a local home. why darth vader is not the only one being impressed by the story. life and in hd. this is abc 7 news at 11:00 on your side. >> brown spoke with us after he decided to give back the second of two lincoln navigators. costing $4,000 a month. that left him facing some harsh criticism. we are live with what brown has to say. >> he says he does not see how this can be viewed as a scandal but details of the lease agreements are rocking the wilson building and ricocheting around the district. >> the color of the first lincoln navigator was not quite right. brown got this fully loaded navigator instead. he did not know the vehicles he offered -- ordered were for his personal use, close to $2,000 apiece per month. >> i did not know what the cost was. >> he had to know. he is out spending the city's money. >> the leasing of s
ABC
Feb 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
in the mayoral campaign of rahm emanuel. >> this is abc 7 news at 6:00. on your side. >>> police found a woman dead in her as you the after an early- morning fire in her home last month. high-intensity headlights were on her bmw vehicle that may have sparked the fire. we have the latest. >> this case is under investigation, but tonight we learned investigators are looking at several possible causes for the fire, including halogen headlights. flames tore through the garage and in the early morning hours. sometime after, she headed out to work. the discovery of her body stunned and shocked those in this neighborhood. >> it is very scary. >> sources close to the investigation suspect that her as you the crashed into her garage and the impact punctured the radiator. they think the high-intensity headlights ignited the antifreeze. cents antifreeze is not highly combustible, some question this theory. >> the whole scenario seems a lot. >> she became incapacitated somehow and lost consciousness. the fire began smoldering. >> it still does not make sense to me. >> one person familiar wit
ABC
Feb 17, 2011 2:35am EST
decided it was time to talk about everything. john berman, abc news, new york. >>> some disturbing new findings this morning on teens and alcohol. a new survey finds nearly 6% of 12 to 14-year-olds drank alcohol in the previous month. that is more than 700,000 children and almost half of them got the drinks at home. substance abuse experts say people who start drinking before the age of 15 are six times more likely to develop alcohol problems than those who start after 21. >>> in other health news this morning, a wake-up call for inactive americans racking up some pretty big bills at the doctor's office. a cdc survey shows many of us are turning to prescription drugs instead of simply getting physical. david muir has the statistics. >> reporter: it is a stunning newport rat of america after work. those new numbers from the cdc revealing that across a huge swath of this country, nearly 30% of adults get no exercise at all. most idle, alabama, kentucky, louisiana, mississippi, oklahoma and tennessee. but it is hardly just the south. widen out and the numbers aren't much better. more
ABC
Feb 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
help these families, get them clothes, blankets, and a place to sleep tonight. in gaithersburg, abc 7 news. >> the winds today were definitely a factor. we have seen winds up to 30 miles per hour in some areas today. we are still under a wind advisory. our chief meteorologist doug hill is standing by. >> it is very gusty at the weather center here in arlington. when dust in gaithersburg up to 42 miles per hour. it is cold, windy. there are flurries to watch. and midwinter cold out break here. it will be colder before it gets warmer. yet 25 al -- 25 mile an hour gusts. that is why we are under this wind advisory until 8:00 tonight. temperatures -- gaithersburg now -- 35 in the district. yet it feels like it is only 18 degrees in frederick. cold and windy weather. we will look ahead to warmer days and eventually in our seven-day forecast. >> all right. thank you, doug. a first grade teacher is in custody because she insulted her students allegedly. susan lee burke was arrested last night. we have parent reactions from silver spring. >> 9 students came forward. these are six-year olds an
ABC
Feb 9, 2011 2:35am EST
. >>> it's wednesday, february 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> good morning. i'm rob nelson. abc news broke that sudden acceleration story about a year ago and experts from nasa have spent months looking in toyota systems. we'll explain what they found and why it is very good news for toyota. you should see the rebound they made financially as well overseas. good news on both ends. safety and financially. >> a little more good news in term of medical news. relief for women fighting and i should say families fighting breast cancer. new research reveals why a painful surgery may no longer be necessary. we're talking about those lymph node operations. often we get them to make sure the breast cancer has not spread. >> great news there. >>> on top of that, we'll order valentine's day roses from major national florists and we'll see which bouquets are worth the money and which are not. we talked about this, you're not a fan of the -- >> give me the cash. save the flowers. rather have that cash
KOFY
Feb 3, 2011 9:00pm PST
last year. we are posting most important documents in the story in a new i team blog at abc 7 news.com. for the i team, abc 7 news. >>> and note about the oakland police department for a moment. it seems that they are still having problem with department radio system. according to the oakland tribune it broke down twice overnight. during undercover drug bust officers could communicate with each other but not with dispachlt then this morning officers had to use hand signals while searching for 3 burglary suspects. same problem happened during a high speed chase last week when officers fatally shot a suspect. earlier this week mayor kwan said the problem had been resolved. evidently not quite. >>> judge today ruled that the man accused of kidnapping j.c. dugard and holding her for 18 years at his antioch home is competent to stand trial. philip garrido has been charged with 18 counts of kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment. his lawyers had argued that he is not mentally competent but the judge says he based his ruling on numerous psychiatric reports that say he is competent t
ABC
Feb 11, 2011 5:00am PST
to fight until he's gone. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> time now 5:02. the search resumes at daylight for a missing southern california couple whose car was found highway 1 at devil's slide but there are indications this could already be a murder investigation. terry mcsweeney is live along highway 1. terry? >> yeah, san francisco police reportedly calling this a homicide investigation and what an investigation it is. a section of highway 1 down here near devil's slide closed for hours last evening into last night. as they look for clues where this couple might be. take a look at the couple we are talking about. this is billy and colleen waterman of palm desert in southern california missing for four days now. san francisco police telling their daughter, she tells us that police are calling this a murder case and the victim may be colleen. that's what san francisco police are reportedly saying. we have some video of the scene out here last night after crews found the couple's car parked illegally near devil's slide. no sign of anyone. crews repelled down the side of the cliff
ABC
Feb 9, 2011 2:05am PST
cabinets. >> in an abc news investigation we've now learned fixodent could actually be a health risk. one that's left people both mentally and physically disabled. chris cuomo reports. >> started getting tingling in my fingertips. >> reporter: for the last ten years, 41-year-old construction worker mark jakoby had no idea why his body was failing. when you started to have symptoms and lose different types of muscle control, you kept using fixodent? >> yes. because i had no clue. >> reporter: doctors eventually tied his disorder to high levels of the mineral zinc. high zinc intake can lead to the depletion of copper levels in the body which can cause nerve damage. so, where did he get all the zinc? jakoby says it was his denture cream, fixodent, which contains zinc. >> fixodent and forget it, guaranteed. >> gets soaked in your body. and it messes with the nerves. >> reporter: a study in 2006 of four patients first made the possible link between heavy use of denture cream containing zinc and neurological problems. including numbness and muscle weakness. but publication of that study was del
ABC
Feb 22, 2011 6:00pm EST
that really matters is with a federal judge. abc 2 news investigator joce sterman live outside the courthouse in baltimore tonight with the breaking news you'll see only here on abc 2 news. >> reporter: good news and bad news for henry coal and his family. he'll have to go back to prison but not today. a judge gave him a month to continue with his treatment, his chemotherapy, it's a decision that buys some time for a man who may not have much time left. henry coal walks out of a federal court house a free man for today but not forever. still, his family is thankful. >> we're ecstatic. i mean in the case of compassion versus the legal framework, the conviction, the judge definitely erred on the side of compassion. humanity up with out today. >> reporter: he could have been sent immediately back to prison to finish the 20 months sentence he is facing for tax evasion. while the judge said high didn't have the jurisdiction to order early release, he did soften his stance and give him until march 25th to finish his next round of chemo. he will get to spend that time at home as a federal
ABC
Feb 22, 2011 5:30pm PST
died. more than 100 are missing. both numbers are climbing in a quake that measured 6.3. and abc's bob woodruff takes us into this day of chaos and fear. >> reporter: the quake struck just before 1:00 p.m. thousands raced into the streets. some broke through office windows to escape. the damage, staggering. buildings flattened. sidewalks buckled. cars destroyed. people still trapped in the rubble. reports of some phoning out to rescuers from crushed office buildings. one woman pulled out alive. >> i was buried under part of the ceiling. when i looked out, i saw that we were on the road and people were looking at us. >> reporter: at this school, rescue workers searched for young survivors. across the city, bloodied survivors collapsed into the arms of loved ones. >> about two meters over, we would have been squashed. >> reporter: even the landmarks of this city were shattered. this 19th century christchurch cathedral before the quake and now. its steeple, a pile of rubble in the square and inside -- >> unbelievable. >> the outside has completely caved in. >> we have been just hit by
ABC
Feb 1, 2011 3:05am EST
people ready for forever to end. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> naets funny. akofrding to the bbc he has survived six assassination attempts during his career. ironically, the gravest threat seems to be right now. >> this started with tunisia and egypt started their protests so now a lot of arab leaders are fearing a domino effect. when you look to egypt, next to them is lib kya. you have a lot of places with people in power for a lng fim. >>> coming up, a little education effort that could. >> it started with a young man just handing out pencils. wait until you hear how its grown. >>> welcome back, everybody. for those of you who think you can make a dent in the world's many problems, think again. a unique nonprofit organization is now spreading education in some of the poorest nations. >> it's called pencils of promise and builds slowly one pencil at a time. our linsey davis spoke with the man behind the mission. >> reporter: 75 million children live today without access to even a preschool education. we are pencils of promise. an organization dedicated to building schools for u
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 2:35am EST
, reporting for abc news. >>> it has been two days since rescuers pulled survivors from the rubble in new zealand. more than 100 people are known dead from the tragedy, but about twice that many are still missing. when rescuers find victims now, the news is usually not good. >> unfortunately, there were some people in there who were deceased. >> in some cases we will need antimortem data such as finger printeds, dna, dental records. >> about 120 people were inside a christchurch office building that collapsed and caught fire. among them were 80 asian students learning english. it's believed, though, there are no survivors. >>> boeing has landed a $35 billion defense contract. one of the biggest ever. boeing will build nearly 200 giant airborne refueling tankers for the air force. these are considered flying gas stations. the last ones were made about 50 years ago. the steel will mean tens of thousands of new jobs, many in washington state and kansas. >>> nearly 2,000 teachers in the providence, rhode island, school district expect to lose their jobs. that is nearly every public school tea
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Feb 24, 2011 4:30am PST
and f.b.i. return. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thank you. the san francisco police commission voted 6-1 last night to allow the police department to now look into the use of tasers by officers. it comes a year after shooting down a similar proposal. last march the commission voted 4-3 against the request by then police chief gorge gascon to study the use of tasers. interim police chief says they will study the taser issue and present finding in 90 days. >> this afternoon state regulators are voting on implementing state regulations for utilities operating natural pipelines in the state. the california public utilities commission will consider new reporting requirements for operators whose pipeline pressures accidentally spiked above the legal limits but critics say the changes would not do enough because they would apparently not require pg&e or other utilities to notify regulators if natural gas levels exceed legal limits during planned pressure surges. assembly man jeffrey hill says new requirements would allow pg&e to continue the same activities that could have caused the
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Feb 11, 2011 5:00pm PST
from afar. the emotions are clear. abc 7 is in the newsroom with that part of the coverage. >>> we visited a mosque today. the sheik says fears egypt could become a religious state are unfounded. he says people want freedom and democracy what. streets have been saying. it's a victory dance at san francisco's crave city. the owners include a taste of their homeland, egyptian pizza on the menu. >> excited and very happy. like all of the people, millions came out and changed everything in just one week. exciting. >> this 24-year-old has been in the u.s. for four years. he looks forward to some day going home to a changed he jipt now the economic conditions will be a little bit bad, then goitsing to take time to recover. i think it's going to be for the best after that. >> and this mosque was packed today. the sermon focused on events in egypt, showing power of hope and youth. >> all of the kids they're peaceful. open mind. starting now not foreclosed mind. it's one closed mind, go home. go stay in the home. >> this graduate student at usf left cairo only a month ago. saying when he re
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Feb 17, 2011 11:00pm EST
officials. can cancer research be right on our doorstep and right in our back yard. abc 2 news 11 starts right now. >> now, abc 2 news at 11:00. >> tonight a follow-up to a story we first brought to you last week on abc 2 news at 11:00. the county cuts funding to head start. elected officials make comments and now working moms are letting them have it. but are, first, we want to let them support same-sex marriage in portland. >> christian schaefer is here with new developments, chris. >> it's historic because for the first time ever a same-sex marriage bill made it out of committee. we learned that the bill is almost certain to clear the next hurdle as well. history made in the hearing room in the senate unusual borrowings committee but not many supporters were there to see it. possibly because there was so little suspense. the votes were there. the committee approved the bill 7-4. >> this is a bill that in many ways is june filing for families. and i think when people want to take care of each other ought to let them do it. >> they did add an amendment that states that religious groups
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Feb 21, 2011 3:00am EST
fight back. it's monday, february 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. happy monday. i'm rob nelson. if you look closely, you may notice something different about today's show. we're welcoming new blood on peggy bunker. welcome my new partner in crime. >> that's right. pleasure to be here. early morning hours i'm used to, but this is extreme early morning. that's all right. >> welcome to our sleep deprooied, dysfunctional little family. >> familiar with the early wake-ups and overnight hours but it's nice to be here. >> good have you here. we're wearing the same color so we're off to a good start. >> we're off to a good start fresh on a monday morning. >>> a lot coming up in this half hour. four americans aboard a yacht hijacked by pirates off the coast of africa. we'll have the latest on negotiations to end their frightening ordeal. >>> tommy lee jones talks about his new project which combines his tv stage and also film experiences all into one. >> got to love tommy. >>> we begin with the increasingly dangerous situation now unfoldi
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Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm PST
san francisco, abc 7 news. >> oakland police are hoping you'll recognize a sexual assault suspect captured on a surveillance tape. here it is now. he is expected of beating and sexual assaulting a woman inside of her apartment complex near oakland's chinatown. detectives want to find out if that is linked to three other assaults on women late last year just a short distance away. >> there is is a round up called operation sun rise following up on complaints of illegal activities near schools, excriminals were picked up in the area this morning. >> we went in and looked for chronic truants in the area and paroles in the area. we want to let people know today starts a new day in that area. >> there are 10 arrests and dozens of probation searches today over the last six months police say there have been 24 shootings, 69 robberies and 213 burglaries in that neighborhood. >> and san jose could layoff police officers. a step that may be taken to help balance a budget gap there. and from this point forward a debate is about to get a lot louder. city leaders say if police officers took a
ABC
Feb 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
raise awareness of their rights. abc 7 news at 6:00 starts now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> good evening. i am pamela brown. tonight, the police are investigating the stabbing of brandon banks and his friend out early this morning outside of an upscale d.c. nightclub. john gonzalez joins us with the latest. >> the agent for braden banks said he was injured while coming to the aid of his best friend. the suspect was arrested early this morning. the incident took place about an hour before the upscale restaurant and lounge closed. the redskins player brandon banks received several stitches. he is still on the hospital. his friend is in critical condition. there are a number of ways to lastpret brandon banks' tweet last night. hours later, he was being treated at a local hospital after being stabbed. >> sometimes it is chaotic out here, i have seen some fights. it is still surprising, especially a member of the redskins. >> the police say they were both cut by a knife wielding man after a heated argument at 3:00 a.m. this morning. >> it is crazy
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Feb 17, 2011 4:30am EST
headquarters in new york. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. -- bloomberg. >>> 4:36. >> another journalist caught in the mayhem. this time it was caught on tape, in the middle east. >> we will take you behind the scenes with america's new to a dog.new top scenes with america's new to a dog.new top welcome back. 4:39. >> look at the numbers on the network. 42 in frederick. arlington, 45. 40 degrees in triangle. 46 in bowie. in low 40's almost everywhere. 39 in lorton. 45 in huntingtown, maryland. it will be a warm afternoon in the mid 60's. the average high is 47. scattered clouds. some type of fog is possible tonight, down in the low 40's. near 70 degrees for the high temperature to more. like spring. gusty wind possible tomorrow especially into saturday. a cold front moves through friday night. that paves the way for colder temperatures this weekend. still of little above average. >>> travel times in our favor. green light on 95 between richmond and baltimore and between fredericksburg and springfield. in good shape on the greenway and the toll road. 66 between centreville and
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Feb 22, 2011 6:00pm EST
captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> live, and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side. >> chaos is going on the streets of libya and the unrest may be far from over. >> the country's leader is vowing to fight and die as a martyr. we are following this story. >> the disturbing news out of libya tonight is that gaddafi is using mercenaries around africa to carry out brutal attacks on demonstrators. he is encouraging civilian supporters to leave their homes. >> out of tripoli today, an angry rambling gaddafi hoped france would quell the uprising. -- threats would quell the uprising. standing by a statute of a fist crushing an american fighter jets, he accused of u.s. supplying protesters with weapons. >> it is not possible that i leave this place. i will be a martyr at the end. >> meanwhile, horror stories continue. mercenaries engaging in drive-by shootings and helicopters firing on crowds. >> a woman leaning out of the balcony of her house, they shot her dead. they are not humans. >> this bloodshed is completely unacceptable. >> but likely t
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Feb 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side. >> redskins owner dan snyder speaking publicly for the first time about the controversial lawsuit do you filed against washington city paper. >> everyone is buzzing about the steelers and packers. moments ago, we talked about another big face-off growing in washington. dan snyder broke his silence today. this week, he slapped the washington city paper with a lawsuit, claiming the publication employed lies, half truths, innuendo, and anti- semitic imagery. the suit also claims the city paper demeaned his wife, implying that she used status to help her husband's image. >> i have never said any member of the media. when someone calls you a criminal, and makes fun of your wife, you sit there and you say, enough is enough. >> he is referring to a cover story. >> her efforts are genuine. >> was that hard for you? >> yes. >> the city paper is not backing down. the editor told abc 7 that he stands by the veteran journalist and his story. >> this is america. >> this is not a
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Feb 12, 2011 11:35pm EST
be held in september in another area. abc 7 news. >> late ninth service may be cut on weekends to save money. -- late night service may be cut on weekends to save money for metro. officials said it will help close a $72 million budget gap. the plans are still in early stages however. the rte. 7 corridor has been undergoing a lot of changes. now they may make plans to widen rte. 7, which is causing some controversy. here are the details. >> to the heart of northern virginia's capital, route 7 has remade for decades. two lanes in each direction. it is despite the extra traffic from one of america's fastest- growing counties. [unintelligible] now plans for a design to widen the section is being hailed and hated. adding a lane both eastbound and westbound could go into some people's backyard. they say it will bring the noise and inconvenience for those that live here. >> we would not be able to exit here. >> it has added to traffic misery. >> it is long overdue. >> some say this corridor is stressed enough with construction, but the finished product may take away the need for a wide a
ABC
Feb 1, 2011 4:30am EST
tbd.com, the on-line all of abc 7 news. >> we are not the only ones preparing for another round of winter weather. warnings and watches are in effect from the southern plains through new england. a super storm is expected to drop sleeps, eyes, and reigned over 2,100 miles of the country. -- drop sleet, snow, and rain. >>> job cuts are coming for hundreds of fannie mae workers. major airlines prepared during the call before the storm. >> now to linda bell, live at blumberg headquarters in new york with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. much of the country and bracing for winter weather as well as major airlines. making decisions to cancel flights sooner than usual as delays would cost them millions in lost revenue. delta airlines is trying to give passengers as much as 72 or snow this to make changes in travel plans. on wall street we have numbers on manufacturing that could send stocks writer today. u.s. manufacturing likely strengthened in january. we will give sales figures from u.s. auto makers this afternoon, which may have reached the second fastest pace in more than
ABC
Feb 16, 2011 11:35pm EST
east ally. >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline." >>> good evening. we begin tonight with diet and health. the average american consumes over 3400 milligrams of sodium a day. that's about 2,000 more than the u.s. da guidelines recommend for many of us. it turns out many of the foods that we thought were fine may just have too much salt including some of our favorite snacks. does losing the salt mean losing the taste. are we doomed to cardboard crackers. >> reporter: they're one of the original american processed foods. >> i'm out of wheat thins. my life is officially over. >> reporter: when you think about it, it's remarkable that people are still tweeting about them. >> wheat thins and football! >> reporter: when wheat thins hit the market in 1947, chuck yager was breaking the sound barrier, old blue eyes was singing that "old black magic." fast forward to the '80s, they were still a hit snack but they seemed so very healthy. >> remember sandy duncan. >> reporter: they were wheat and they
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Feb 1, 2011 2:35am EST
the beginning of march. >> and that is abc business editor dan arnal. >>> an update on that foiled bomb plot at a mosque in detroit. a manager of a nearby sports bar says he tipped off police after the accused bomber roger stockham promised there would be a big explosion in the neighborhood. police found his car packed with powerful fireworks. >>> looks like bad record keeping are to blame for problems at arlington national cemetery. a new report criticizes the use of paper-only record. the cemetery was accused of mishandling human remains. they call the report stunning and says the cemetery's operations are nothing short of a, quote, disaster. >>> another senator is hot under his collar after one of his colleagues showed up late for work. senate majority leader harry reid was shown reprimanding senator blumenthal on the senate floor after he arrived late. blumenthal was to preside. his tardiness made reid not happy. blumenthal is the new senator from connecticut, his first month on the job. >>> it is a lucky break taking a wisconsin couple from the soup kitchen to the super bowl.
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Feb 28, 2011 4:30am EST
>> reporter: a sign of hope amid the rubble. abbie boudreau, abc news. >> that's incredible. great story. >> love story. >>> that's what's making news this morning. >> get more later on "good >>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> "the king's speech"." >> we will look back at the winners and losers of last night's academy awards. good morning, washington. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. i am having problems here. i'm sorry. thanks for joining us. 4:30 on this monday morning. i hope you had a great weekend. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. hello to adam caskey. >> good morning. testing, testing on this monday morning. the answer rainshowers that moved through what last night. that has pushed away. we are waiting for more showers and storms this afternoon. the key is the storms. we expect areas of severe thunderstorms later on this early afternoon into the evening. 45 right now downtown. 44 at dulles, 48 in silver spring. temperature also will reach the low 70's early this afternoon. storm system moving through
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Feb 9, 2011 3:05am EST
moran, abc news, cairo. >>> the new republican leadership in the house miscalculated the level of support for the patriot act. they thought they could pass a nine-month extension of certain parts of the antiterror law but instead 26 republicans joined democrats in opposing it. several surveillance provisions have been extended. they were set to expire at the end of the month. >>> in medical news, a major new approach in the treatment of certain breast cancers. it means thousands of women will not need painful surgery. senior medical contributor dr. tim johnson has the details. >> reporter: the removal of lymph nodes due to the spread of breast cancer is known to have some adverse effects, especially if many nodes are removed. researchers at top cancer facilities across country studied 900 patients whose cancer had spread to one or two lymph nodes. the participate ans were selected at random. others are simpler surgery which removed only cancer-effected lymph nodes. significantly more women who had the extensive procedure suffered adverse effects such as shoulder pain, weakness or
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Feb 5, 2011 11:35pm EST
. stephen tschida, abc 7 news. >>> travelers, get ready, airline fees are taking flight again. there is a fuel surcharge. american airlines is said to be adding $10 fuel surcharges to most round trip tickets. most airlines have not used as fuel surcharges since 2008 when oil prices spiked. at united and continental are charging $6. analysts say the airlines did not have much choice because of rising jet fuel prices. >>> flying from dulles international airport costs more than many other airports in the nation. the bureau of transportation statistics says dulles airport as the country's ninth most expensive airport. the average price of a ticket is $419. reagan national was 25th. and bwi thurgood marshall came and 84th, with an average price of just $285. the most and least expensive airports are both in new jersey. >>> up next, a new trend saving companies and employes more than just money. could you get healthier at work? >> a good weekend to catch up on the year's oscar favorites. >> steve rudin and the belfort furniture weather center. sunshine and the forecast tomorrow, clouds ro
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Feb 21, 2011 3:05am PST
alive. jeremy hubbard, abc news, new york. >>> well, just when we thought we finally received a break from winter weather, a fierce snowstorm is stretching from montana to michigan and it's forced the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights. it's a full-blown blizzard in minnesota where drivers are now struggling to get around in these whiteout conditions causing hundreds of accidents and spinouts, as you can imagine. now, as the storm moves east, it's expected to dump up to 15 inches of snow in the twin cities by this afternoon. >>> it has been a brutal winter. >> already tired of all that snow. here comes another one. >> almost 70 here in new york on friday. now we're talking about 1 to 3 inches between now and tuesday. no relief. >> don't put away the snow boots. >> not yet. here's a look at the rest of your monday forecast. about a half foot of snow in western new york and pennsylvania. up to 4 inches as we say, not only in new york but philly, hartford and providence. just a dusting in boston. showers for memphis and louisville to d.c. rain in the pacific northwest and snow showe
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Feb 27, 2011 6:00am PST
these freezing temperatures. i'm thomas roman abc 7 news. >> dozens of warming centers are opening in the south bay again this morning. there are ten places people can go to warm up in san jose, including this one at the roosevelt community center. the centers are open from 8:00 to noon. we've posted a list of all of them on our website abc7news.com. the chp is repeating warnings that we've been hearing all weekend about icy road conditions. this time of the morning, the roads maybe coated with ice that drivers simply can't see. it is that so-called black ice that can linger long after sunrise when morning temperatures are down into the 20s. >> we're in a winter storm watch. the temperatures have been dropping. and even in the day time hours if the temperature drops far enough to the freezing level, you can actually have black ice during the day time hours, also. >> and yesterday at this time there were several spinouts on highway 37 in vallejo. it was due to the ice on the roadways. somewhere in the middle of all this cold weather there's an elderly man who's been missing since thurs
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Feb 23, 2011 9:00pm PST
level and lookly to impact and energize legal fights also at the state level. leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. >>> thanks a lot. starting next year, gays and lesbians will be able to get a civil union in hawaii. the governor signed the measure into law today. hawaii is the 7th state in the country to legalize civil unions. now, to the weather. it will be very cold outside. spencer christian with a very chilly look at the forecast. >>> and we will have snow. not going to get the kind of weather back on the east coast but snow is unusual around these parts. cold air spilling down behind the cold front coming our way. the front is bringing the precipitation. the cold air may turn some of it into snow in the bay area and as a result a winter weather advisory in effect from 4:00 p.m. thursday to 10:00 a.m. friday. but the north bay mountains will see snow down to the levels of 1,000 feet above sea level. also a winter weather advisory in effect from 4:00 a.m. tomorrow to 4:00 a.m. friday. 1 to 2-inches of snow likely at clear lake and many locations all over the northwestern part of the sta
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Feb 9, 2011 6:30pm EST
first words. and abc news has learned that she's now talking more and more. just yesterday, her husband astronaut mark kelly sent out an e-mail message that she is recovering at lightning speed. but we didn't know for sure what that meant until our bob woodruff brought us the new details tonight. >> reporter: in her hospital room over the past ewe days, congresswoman giffords has been speaking. they would not say how many or how often, but one of those worlds was toast. simple and miraculous. >> for her to request toast, i don't think i've ever gotten so excited. >> reporter: brain injury experts say it is a huge step forward. >> what this indicates is that the bullet did not permanently damage the language path ways and there is an ability for recovery here. >> reporter: so far, her husband mark kelly has not spoken about the condition of her speech. when he announced friday his intention to fly the space shuttle again, he did not indicate if she could talk or not. has gabby been able to speak yet? >> well, bob, i don't want to get into details on her condition or her prognosis
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